Over 90 Dead in Severe US Winter Storms

Over 90 Dead in Severe US Winter Storms

(DailyDig.com) – Over the last week, brutal winter storms have dangerously affected the United States and caused over 90 fatalities from the weather.

According to the media’s count, 92 people have lost their lives as a result of disastrous weather incidents nationwide over the last week.

The fatalities in Oregon reached 16, and damaging ice storms in Tennessee resulted in 25 fatalities. Additionally, in large portions of the nation, thousands of households still do not have access to electricity.

A man was discovered deceased in a trailer in New Jersey on January 17 after his heater went off. Other states that have reported fatalities include Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, Mississippi, Illinois, and New Jersey. The death toll has been highest in Oregon and Tennessee.

On January 17, three individuals were fatally electrocuted in an event that occurred in Portland, Oregon. This occurred after a power line fell due to strong winds and struck the car they were riding in. A surviving infant was discovered in the car.

A person’s death in a five-car collision in Kentucky, along with four other people in Illinois, are still under investigation. In Seattle, over the span of four days, five individuals, many of whom were believed to be homeless, died, as reported in the media.

Because of the weather, Mississippi state authorities have issued a warning to motorists, asking them to “be aware of black ice” and to only travel if absolutely necessary. Also, due to the weather, universities and state colleges have postponed the return of winter vacation students. Three further fatalities were reported in the state on January 21, bringing the total number of casualties to eleven.

On January 22, the National Weather Service warned that portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas might see an ice storm, and for a vast portion of the nation, driving conditions were predicted to be hazardous.

Meteorologists have warned that regions in the Midwest and Northeastern United States might be flooded due to warm air and rain after the thaw.

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